Our Schools

A Message to Our Community

Manhattan Charter School operates two schools on New York City’s Lower East Side, each committed to providing its students with the tools and support necessary for success.

Our two small public elementary schools educate children in kindergarten through fifth grade. We believe in the importance of an intimate school culture and learning environment, so there are never more than 25 students in an MCS class.


General email: info@manhattancharterschool.org
Employment inquiries: hr@manhattancharterschool.org
Office hours for parent drop-in: 9:00 am – 11:30 am


269 students
Grades K-5
Founded in 2005
(212) 533-2743


251 students
Grades K-5
Founded in 2012
(212) 533-2743

MCS provides students a rigorous curriculum of core subjects to help ensure high levels of academic achievement. We are committed to offering a well-rounded education designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. All students receive music instruction each and every day. Other enrichment programs include French, art, physical education, and technology, beginning in Kindergarten.

MCS students are from a variety of backgrounds. The majority live in the neighborhood and qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Our schools pride themselves on delivering challenging, standards-driven instruction and fostering a culture of high expectations. Through its work, MCS is demonstrating that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed when given equal access to quality education.

MCS Locations

Manhattan Charter School
100 Attorney Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 533-2743

Manhattan Charter School 2
220 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 964-3792


Seats available for 22-23 school year! Apply now to secure your seat. Lottery to be held on 4/1/2024

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